BEFORE YOU BEGIN…
If you have AP, SAT, or ACT scores, please send your test results to UCI Admissions right away (if you have not already done so). Eligible scores (as described below) may help you enroll in the appropriate math course (without having to take any additional assessment tests). Failure to send in scores could delay your enrollment.
Summer 2024 Note: For Summer Precalculus (Math 1A & 1B) and Calculus Courses (Math 2A, 2B, 5A, & 5B), no placement test is needed to enroll in these courses. Students can register directly for the course that is best for them during Summer Sessions 1 or 2. These courses are offered online during both summer sessions.
Notes
There are four ways to place students into the appropriate course (calculus or precalculus):

AP Scores: AP Calculus AB or BC test.

Math SAT or ACT Scores. While these scores are no longer used for admissions decisions at UCI, the Department of Mathematics still accepts them if students would like to use their scores for mathematics placement.

ALEKS Placement test. This exam is provided by ALEKS Corporation. Your purchase includes access to ALEKS online educational modules for Preparation for Calculus for six months and two attempts on the placement exam.

Student self placement in Math 1A or 1B.
Enrollment Guide

If you took the AP Calculus test, use the following table to enroll.
Test  Score  Enroll In 
AP Calculus BC  4 or 5  Math 2D 
AP Calculus BC  3  Math 2B or Math 5B 
AP Calculus AB  3, 4, or 5  Math 2B or Math 5B 
AP Calculus AB  1 or 2  Refer to steps 24 below to guide enrollment. 
Note: If you are having trouble enrolling into your math course and never released AP scores to UCI, then please upload a copy of your AP test results here.

If you took the Math SAT or ACT, use the following table to enroll.
Test  Score  Enroll in 
Math SAT  650 or better  Math 2A or Math 5A 
Math ACT  29 or better  Math 2A or Math 5A 
Note: If you have trouble enrolling into Math 2A/5A, and never provided SAT or ACT scores to UCI, then please upload a copy of your test results here.

If you took the ALEKS placement test, use the following table to enroll.
Test  Score  Enroll in 
ALEKS  80 or better  Math 2A or Math 5A 
ALEKS  61 or better  Math 1B 
ALEKS  46 or better  Math 1A 
ALEKS  045  Refer to step 4 below to guide enrollment. 
Note: If you have trouble enrolling into Math 2A or Math 5A, email mathundergrad@uci.edu and include a copy of your test score. Instructions on taking the ALEKS placement test and accompanying precalculus education material can be found here.

If none of 1), 2), and 3) apply to you, then
 It is highly recommended that you take the ALEKS placement test and then refer back to the guidelines in 3). Instructions on taking the ALEKS placement test and accompanying precalculus education material can be found here.
 If you choose not to take the ALEKS placement test, then you must enroll in Math 1A or Math 1B (PreCalculus I or II, respectively). Here is a 20 question selfassessment to guide your enrollment into one of these two courses. The answers are here. (Note: Math 1A is the first course in a twoquarter precalculus sequence and Math 1B is the second course. The official description can be found here. Briefly, Math 1A is college algebra and Math 1B is college algebra together with exponentials, logarithms, and trigonometry.)
 If you scored 10 or better on this assessment, then you should enroll in Math 1B;
 For all other scores, you should enroll in Math 1A.